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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Northern District of Texas

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 6, 2010

James T. Jacks, United States Attorney

(612) 664-5611

Dallas Man, Associated with Local Street Gang, Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison, Without Parole, For Shooting a Federal Agent

Defendant Also Pleads Guilty to Drug and Firearm Offenses

DALLAS —Gary Montgomery, a/k/a G-Bone, 39, pleaded guilty this morning, before Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater, to assaulting a federal officer, distributing crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Montgomery, and other members/associates of violent local street gangs who allegedly ran a drug distribution conspiracy in the Highland Hills and Pleasant Grove areas in Dallas, were arrested on September 2, 2010. Montgomery is associated with the Highland Hills Posse street gang.

According to documents filed in the case, at approximately 6:00 a.m. on September 2, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents attempted to enter the Montgomery residence in Dallas to execute a federal arrest warrant for Montgomery. After numerous law enforcement agents began identifying themselves by yelling Police With a Search Warrant, two ATF agents attempted to breach the front door of the residence. Montgomery fired multiple shots from a 9 mm handgun through the front door, striking one of the ATF agents in the abdomen.

We are relieved and pleased that Agent Veal was able to recover from the shooting and was able to return to work, stated ATF Special Agent in Charge Robert R. Champion. This show’s ATF’s commitment in combating violent crime by going after the worst of the worst offenders.

If the Court accepts the plea agreement, the government and the defendant have agreed that the appropriate term of imprisonment in this cases is: 348 months on the drug distribution offense; 240 months on the assault offense; and 120 months on the firearm offense — to run concurrently.

Montgomery admitted that on numerous occasions between August 2009 and the date of his arrest, he received quantities of powder cocaine from a Dallas-based supply source. He admits that after obtaining the powder cocaine, he and others routinely cooked the cocaine, converting it into crack cocaine. On one occasion, on November 11, 2009, Montgomery met with an individual, whom he learned later was an undercover detective with the Dallas Police Department, who wanted crack cocaine. Montgomery provided co-defendant Quincy Pearson with approximately 125 grams of powder cocaine and instructed him to convert it into crack. Pearson placed the powder cocaine into a steel pot and began the process of converting the power cocaine into crack cocaine. Montgomery admits, that when it was ready, Pearson distributed approximately 64 grams of the crack cocaine to the undercover detective in exchange for $1600 in cash.

This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) case is being investigated by the ATF, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Dallas Police Department and the Fort Worth Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Calvert is in charge of the prosecution.